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Trucking accidents are amongst the most serious personal injury accidents. Victims of 18-wheeler wreck accidents in San Antonio may incur thousands of dollars in property damage, exorbitant medical bills, and severe physical and psychological injuries. Some Texas families lose their loved ones to large truck crash injuries.

If you or a family member was involved in a significant truck accident, the San Antonio personal injury attorneys at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, want to help.  

Why Choose The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, for Your San Antonio 18-Wheeler Accident?

The truck accident attorneys at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, have decades of experience working for injured victims and their families in San Antonio motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, car accidents, bicycle accidents, and more. We are a small law firm backed by the resources and results of a large firm.

With our legal team at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, there is no fee to have our experienced San Antonio truck accident attorneys review your situation. If you choose to retain our  San Antonio truck accident lawyers for your claim, we only get paid when we earn compensation for you.

Schedule your free consultation today and find out why we are:

  1. Highly recommended by former clients;
  2. Rated a 10.0 on AVVO; and
  3. Award-winning members of the local and national legal communities.

Do not face your truck accident claim against a truck driver alone. Learn more about your legal rights and the accident claims process by contacting our experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyers at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.

Meet Founder Alex Aguirre

San Antonio accident attorney Alex Aguirre

Alex Aguirre is the founder and lead attorney of The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. Aguirre has over two decades of experience and has been fighting for the justice his truck accident clients deserve with much success. Early on in his career, Aguirre was an insurance defense attorney and acquired much knowledge about common tactics insurance companies use against personal injury claims. He now leverages this knowledge and has recovered millions for his clients in doing so. Aguirre has received several honors and awards for his legal expertise, including a “Super Lawyer” ranking from Thomson Reuters, which less than 5% of attorneys in Texas receive, and membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Outside of his legal practice, Aguirre and his team are committed to giving back to the local San Antonio community through support and service.

Relevant San Antonio Truck Accident Case Results

Below are truck accident case outcomes that our firm has successfully obtained for previous clients:

  • Our efforts led to a substantial settlement of $2,000,000 in a trucking accident case resulting in wrongful death.
  • In a case involving an 18-wheeler rear-end accident, we achieved a settlement of $1,500,000 for our client.

You can read more about our case results here.

Client Testimonials

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“This law firm did an outstanding job representing me. Not only was I treated with respect but received continuous updates on my case. The friendly staff made me feel welcomed and made it easy for me to recommend them to others.”

Glenn H.

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“My experience with Aguirre Law Firm was extremely positive. Everyone was respectful, courteous, considerate, professional, empathetic and resourceful. Never once did I doubt their expertise. They continued to give my case appropriate attention, with continued communication to me and where my case was at. I appreciate all that they have done for me with my case. I will always refer people to Aguirre Law Firm!”

Kateri L.

San Antonio Truck Accident Resources & FAQs

How a San Antonio Big Rig Accident Attorney Can Help

Truck accidents can be much more complex than other types of commercial vehicle accidents in San Antonio. These accidents can involve multiple vehicles, more than one liable party, involve poor road conditions, massive amounts of damage, severe injuries, and fatalities. 

As a victim, you may be unsure of where to turn for payment of your medical bills, fair compensation for missed work, and repair or replacement of your property. That is why it is vital to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney in San Antonio right away. Alternatively, if you have been injured in a car accident, a San Antonio car accident lawyer from our firm can help you with your claim.

At our law office, our skilled San Antonio truck accident lawyers will review your claim and immediately begin an independent vehicle accident investigation. An investigation into your truck crash will determine every party liable and source of compensation for your injuries.

In addition, your San Antonio truck accident attorney from The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, may do the following:

  • Compile and review all of your medical records;
  • Assess all of your damages and losses including current and future medical needs;
  • Determine a just settlement amount;
  • Negotiate with any insurance company on your behalf;
  • Settle your claim; or
  • Proceed towards litigation.

Most truck accident claims settle before trial. However, our legal team at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, is unafraid to face even the largest insurance companies in court when appropriate. Legal representation in the face of complex accident crashes in San Antonio, like truck accidents, is absolutely necessary.

What are Large Trucks in San Antonio?

Large trucks are classified differently and are subject to separate regulations from passenger vehicles. The Department of Transportation (USDOT) categorizes trucks based on gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR). The GVWR is a safety standard used to prevent overloading

There are light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty trucks. Light-duty trucks weigh 14,000 pounds and under. Medium-duty trucks weigh between 14,001 and 26,000 pounds, and heavy-duty trucks exceed 26,000 pounds.

Medium-duty trucks include:

  • Box trucks;
  • Fire trucks; and
  • School buses.

Heavy-duty trucks include:

  • City transit buses;
  • Long-haul tractor trucks; and
  • Garbage trucks.

Why Does Truck Classification Matter?

Truck classification determines the type of commercial driver’s license (CDL) needed to operate any vehicle weighing over 10,000 pounds. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) governs CDL classifications and requirements.

The FMCSA CDL classifications and requirements include:

  • Driver hours-of-service laws;
  • Truck weigh station guidelines;
  • Truck permit requirements;
  • DOT number regulations; and
  • Truck maintenance and repair needs.

When these safety requirements are ignored, the chances of truck accidents multiply.

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Common Causes of San Antonio Truck Accidents

Human error is a major cause of catastrophic accidents in San Antonio. Truck drivers or trucking companies may be liable for trucking accidents when the driver is found:

  • Lacking in required experience or training;
  • Fatigued, drowsy, or ill as a result of long hours;
  • Reckless driving in extreme weather conditions;
  • Pressured to keep an unrealistic schedule, resulting in driver fatigue;
  • Intentionally disobeying traffic laws and regulations;
  • Failing to stop at weigh stations;
  • Distracted driving caused by cell phones, eating, or GPS; and
  • Using drugs or alcohol, causing a drunk driving accident in San Antonio.

Other parties may also cause truck accidents. For instance, cargo handlers may fail to:

  • Distribute the weight of cargo evenly on the 18-wheeler;
  • Overload cargo by weight; or
  • Overload cargo by size.

Any of the above can result in a cargo shift and loss of control. At times, loss of control or an accident may occur due to improper maintenance by the truck owner, trucking company, or maintenance crew.

Finally, there are times when human error plays little or no role in a truck accident. This may be the case when a truck or truck part is defective and is the direct cause of truck crashes and the resulting serious injuries.

Common Injuries in a San Antonio Truck Accident

The trucking industry must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements for safety. When the industry and its employees are negligent in doing so, truck accident injuries follow.

Some common truck accident injuries in San Antonio are:

  • Back and neck injuries;
  • Broken and fractured bones;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Head and brain injuries;
  • Internal injuries; and
  • Bruising and lacerations.

What are Catastrophic Injuries?

Many truck wreck injuries are catastrophic injuries due to the sheer weight and size of trucks, as compared to cars. Catastrophic injuries are those injuries resulting in significant or permanent disability or disfigurement. 

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

The long-term or lifelong nature of catastrophic injuries caused by 18-wheeler accidents increases their financial, physical, mental, and emotional impact on accident victims and their family members. If you have lost a loved one due to a catastrophic injury caused by a truck wreck, contact our San Antonio wrongful death lawyers to learn about your legal options.

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What Compensation Is Available in a San Antonio Truck Accident Claim?

The maximum compensation available in a San Antonio truck accident claim varies. No two 18-wheeler accidents and injuries are exactly alike. However, there are certain types of damages eligible victims may receive.

These include:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Rehabilitative care;
  • Medication;
  • Home and vehicle modifications;
  • Needed medical devices;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of earning potential;
  • Property damage;
  • Loss of consortium;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Mental and emotional trauma.

A jury may also award punitive damages in a truck accident case. Punitive damages are uncommon and reserved for cases of extreme recklessness and willful disregard for safety on the part of the defendant. 

Punitive damages are meant to punish or send a message deterring similar future conduct.

Contact a San Antonio Truck Accident Attorney Today

Texas has the highest number of fatal truck accidents in the nation. There were more than 103 truck accident fatalities in 2022 alone.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a San Antonio trucking accident, contact The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. One of our skilled, compassionate truck accident lawyers will review your injury claim at no cost and advise you of your legal rights.

Do not hesitate to contact The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC for a free case review. Texas has strict time limits to file a truck accident claim. Our San Antonio 18-wheeler wreck attorneys can guide you through the claims process from start to finish so you can focus on regaining your health.

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